Here's what you Need to know about Spray Guns
Updated: Aug 4
Spray guns are used by numerous people for several different purposes. Mostly they're used by different artists for their artworks. They're used for canvas paintings, graffiti, etc. However, this simple accessory has caught the attention of people from different professions. It can be used to paint walls, bikes, furniture, DIYs, etc. Spray guns have a lot of benefits like coverage, time-saving, efficient, changeable colours.
Types of Spray Guns
You need to know the different spray guns available in the market to make your choice about which one is the best suitable for your needs.
Conventional Spray Gun
An air gun has a nozzle, paint basin, and air compressor. When the trigger is pressed the paint mixes with the compressed air stream and is released in a fine spray. However, due to a wide range of nozzle shapes and sizes, the consistency of the paint can be varied. The three most common nozzles are the full cone, hollow cone, and flat stream.
HVLP Air Gun
A higher volume (HV) of air is used to aerosolise and propel the paint at lower air pressure (LP). This results in a higher proportion of paint reaching the surface area with minimal wastage and air pollution. It uses a regulator to lower the air pressure from a conventional compressor. HVLP spray guns are used in the automotive, architectural coating, furniture finishing, scenic painting, and cosmetic industries. Professional artists use an HVLP spray gun for detailed and precise work. However, HLVP guns are only suitable for limited space. if you want to paint a larger surface area like a wall an HVLP spray gun will be slower.
LVLP Air Gun
Low volume low pressure (LVLP) spray guns operate at a lower pressure (LP), but they use a low volume (LV) of air as compared to conventional and HVLP guns. This further increases the amount of paint coating the target surface while decreasing the amount of compressed air consumed.
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